I am wanting to challenge myself but not knowing how. Not being able to start P90X till December 1st. I started adding distance to my daily mile. 1, 1.23, 1.45. I have been running those miles in my zero drop shoes. So for the time being that is what I am doing.
2014 is still a big question mark. After starting to read "Marathon Mam" I would love to run Boston or New York someday. That will require a lot of money, that wont be happening in 2014. Chicago again? Maybe if I can figure a way to make it cheep, aka sleep in my car. Now that I know Lakefront better, improve my time to under 4 hours? Do I improve my time on the half?
When I think of a running adventure what comes to mind is Badwater Marathon, running all night long, ascending a mountain. Some ideas I've had are running to Chicago and taking the bus home. Running the whole river to river trail (140 miles). Completing the whole Ice Age trail (1100 miles). I could take the cost of a race and apply that to running all weekend in the upper peninsula of Michigan. I don't really foresee any of that happening in 2014.
I have even been thinking of shoes for 2014. Ever since reading "Born to Run" I have began to question the need for support shoes. Are they really needed. Everyone is different but I have been fine with light miles in zero drop and walking to work daily and using zero drop shoes everyday. Last year I went from a heavy support shoe to a more moderate support platform and have had no issues. Maybe its time to take another step in minimizing my footwear choices.
I have resolved to live in the now and enjoy what I have and can do with the gift of running. My goal is to get near 3 miles a day and see what happens...till next run!